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On Wednesday, 16 June 2021 the high-level Yerevan International Energy Charter Forum took place online discussing the topic “Facilitating Energy Infrastructure for Sustainable Development”. The Forum was jointly organized and hosted by the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure of the Republic of Armenia and the International Energy Charter.

On 9-10 June 2021, the Energy Charter Secretariat’s Knowledge Centre participated in the Expert Group Meeting on Sustainable and Clean Energy in North and Central Asia under the auspices of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.

The Energy Charter Secretariat has published the Annual Report for 2020. The Report summarises the activities throughout the year and highlights the Azerbaijani Chairmanship of the Energy Charter Conference.

On 1-4 June 2021, the Fifth Negotiation Round on the modernisation of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) was held by videoconference.

Today, the 20 May 2021 the Secretary-General of the International Energy Charter, Mr. Urban Rusnák, received the newly appointed Head of the Mission of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the European Union, H.E. Mr. Margulan Baimukhan.

The National Energy Summit of Nigeria, postponed by over a year due to the Corona virus pandemic, took place in Abuja, Nigeria, over two long days on April 13-14, 2021. The Summit was organized by the government of Nigeria, namely by the Energy Commission of Nigeria, with the support of the Energy Charter Secretariat. 

As of 1 January 2021, Armenia assumed the Chairmanship of the Energy Charter Conference for one year. The Conference works on an annually rotating basis, and each year a new country takes over leadership to direct the highest decision-making body of the Energy Charter process

The International Energy Charter would like to welcome the new Energy Charter Conference Chair, Mr Suren Papikyan, Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure of the Republic of Armenia who was nominated by...

Energy Charter Secretariat participated in a hybrid event jointly organized by the Mission of Uzbekistan to the EU and the ECS on “Fostering ground breaking European investment in Uzbekistan as a means of powering economic growth and creating jobs galore”

There is increasing interest in the potential for mediation to resolve Investor-State disputes. Following the success of the joint training for investor-State mediators (running since 2017), the International Energy Charter, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), and the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) have jointly designed a workshop specifically focused on the State representative’s role in an investor-State mediation and /or solving investors...

The Energy Charter Treaty is one of the most intriguing pieces of international public law. Signed in 1994 the ECT is a facilitator of international energy cooperation from the Pacific to the Atlantic right across the Eurasian landmass.

The members of the Industry Advisory Panel (IAP), the expert consultative body to the Energy Charter Conference, welcome the progress and outcomes of the Fourth Negotiation Round on the Modernisation of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT). The IAP remains conscious and aware of the value of Energy Charter Treaty, while fully supports the modernisation process. 

On Monday 29 March 2021 the Energy Charter Secretariat participated in the European Union Visitors Programme (EUVP). The programme aims to offer visiting experts from a range of targeted countries access to first-hand information about the EU, including its founding values, the way if functions, as well as some of its core activities, policies and perspectives.

"Today we have much experience of the Treaty's application that can predominantly facilitate the implementation of the UK's four goals for COP26" wrote Dr  Rusnák in his letter to Prime Minister Johnson and COP26 President Sharma. In his proposal, the Secretary General explained that over the last 23 years, the ECT has efficiently fulfilled its functions related to the facilitation and protection of energy-related foreign investments, access to technology and capital.

The Energy Charter Secretariat congratulates Mr Ilkhom Nimatullaev on the successful completion of his secondment programme. Despite the restrictions and general uncertainties dictated by the COVID-19 situation, Mr Nimatullayev has successfully completed all planned activities and provided invaluable input to the development of the Draft In-Depth Energy Efficiency Review of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The Secretariat wishes Mr Nimatullayev a safe return to his home country and energy,...

On 19 March 2021, the Secretariat contributed to the knowledge exchange workshop “Governing the Energy Transition” that brought together academia, experts and policymakers. The initial workshop was planned to be organized as a joint event by the Energy Charter Secretariat and the King’s College in Brussels back in 2020, but due to pandemics, the event took place virtually. The goal of the workshop was to share and exchange new ideas on the legal framework of Energy Transition. The Secretariat...